With Region 14 starting this week and Youth Nationals fast approaching, two young ladies I thought of interviewing were Isabella Perricone and her younger sister, Valentina Perricone. The girls have been riding with Christy Higman Clements Training in Miami, FL for the past few years, racking up national wins in the walk/trot and 13 & under divisions and look beautiful in Show Season while doing so. Despite a busy summer schedule, Isa and Val were gracious enough to answer some questions for the blog!
SS: How long has your family been involved with horses? Has it always been Arabians?
Isa & Val: Our mom has been involved with horses for 30 years. Besides Arabians, she has shown Saddlebreds and hunters.
SS: Besides showing, how are horses a part of your daily life?
Isa & Val: Even though we don’t get to see them everyday because of school, we always think and ask about they because our horses are our love and passion.
SS: What is your favorite horse show memory?
Isa: My favorite memory is when I showed our pony, Minnievan, in the HA Park class at Region 12.
Val: Mine is showing Minnievan at the 2012 Youth Nationals in the HA English Walk/Trot class!
SS: Do you have any good luck rituals before showing?
Isa: I just take some deep breaths and listen to words of wisdom.
Val: My mom says words of confidence to me.
SS: What is your favorite Show Season garment?
Isa: Everything I own is my favorite! But I would have to say that my day coat is my favorite – it is a raw silk in a deep blue with a purple stripe. No one else has it!
Val: My day coat because it is my favorite color – purple.
SS: What are your plans for the rest of the show season?
Isa & Val: We will be going to Region 14 and then Youth Nationals – we couldn’t be more excited because they are our two favorite shows we look forward to all year long!
Best of luck to these sisters this summer – thank you for letting Show Season be a part of the ride!